Afrin
Culture

Poor tribes get free houses, education thanks to Aid India

People of various marginalised scheduled tribes such as Irulars and Narikuravars, who find a place only on the peripheries of various towns, have been living in mud huts or makeshift tents, exposed to rain and shine, for generations. Their dwellings are virtually open spaces; only that they...

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Aid India
Sports

Skilled like Priya, these women footballers must get govt aid

The wrongful death of young football talent Priya is bringing attention to other young women footballers like her. They too come from meagre means and have overcome the stranglehold of social mores to follow their passion. For these women from North Chennai, a metonym for squalor and poverty in...

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Women footballers
Politics

Coimbatore blasts: Muslim voices recall trauma from past

Over 24 years ago, Coimbatore was rocked by back-to-back bomb blasts at 18 places including the railway station, hospitals, markets and so on, claiming over 50 lives and injuring thousands. The gory scene of mutilated bodies lying in pools of blood amidst deafening cries of agony is still...

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Coimbatore blasts
Education

Why guest lecturers are miffed at yet another exam

Guest lecturers working in various government arts, science and engineering colleges for long are shocked at the Higher Education Minister Ponmudi’s announcement that the Teachers’ Recruitment Board (TRB) would conduct examinations to fill 4,034 assistant professor vacancies in those colleges....

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Guest Lecturers
Civic Issues

What the Perungudi fire says about our garbage system

The fire in Perungudi dumping yard that started on April 27 and raged for five days literally brought to light the state of garbage collection and disposal in the city. The waterbody in the dumping yard that turned pink due to the leeching of toxic pollutants has remained pink nearly three...

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Perungudi
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